wdiff man page

wdiff — display word differences between text files

Synopsis

wdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2
wdiff -d [OPTION]... [FILE]

Description

wdiff - Compares words in two files and report differences.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-C, --copyright

display copyright then exit

-1, --no-deleted

inhibit output of deleted words

-2, --no-inserted

inhibit output of inserted words

-3, --no-common

inhibit output of common words

-a, --auto-pager

automatically calls a pager

-d, --diff-input

use single unified diff as input

-h, --help

display this help then exit

-i, --ignore-case

fold character case while comparing

-l, --less-mode

variation of printer mode for "less"

-n, --avoid-wraps

do not extend fields through newlines

-p, --printer

overstrike as for printers

-s, --statistics

say how many words deleted, inserted etc.

-t, --terminal

use termcap as for terminal displays

-v, --version

display program version then exit

-w, --start-delete=STRING

string to mark beginning of delete region

-x, --end-delete=STRING

string to mark end of delete region

-y, --start-insert=STRING

string to mark beginning of insert region

-z, --end-insert=STRING

string to mark end of insert region

Compatibility

Some options that used to provide some unique functionality are no longer recommended, but still recognized for the sake of backwards compatibility.

-K, --no-init-term

Now synonymous to --terminal, which never initializes the terminal.

Author

Written by Franc,ois Pinard <pinard@iro.umontreal.ca>.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <wdiff-bugs@gnu.org>.

See Also

The full documentation for wdiff is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and wdiff programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info wdiff

should give you access to the complete manual.

Referenced By

debdiff(1), diff(1), dwdiff(1), wiggle(1).

April 2014 wdiff 1.2.2 User Commands